Hi. I'm Sarah.

I'm a Healthy Living Architect

I created EXCELEVATE™ Academy to help busy women

🤸‍♀️ lose weight

⚡ increase energy

🧭 and accomplish more

so they can live and lead with confidence. I do that with virtual coaching for health, fitness, and accountability.

work with me

Let’s get to know each other.

I’ve been a fitness and nutrition coach since 2003. My clients are high-achieving executives and entrepreneurs. That usually means they have high stress loads too.
For 17 years, I’ve worked 1:1 with clients to balance body, mind, and spirit. These high achievers renew their bodies, rejuvenate their lives, and upgrade their lifestyles.
I work with people who are ready to take a leap and elevate their goals. Action-takers who are ready to clarify and commit to personal development goals.
In 2013, I created the Excelevate Academy™ to bring my blueprint online. There are DIY courses, personal coaching, and group sessions. My programs include a mastermind group for continued support and accountability.
I also teach Pilates at Structural Elements® in Hagerstown, MD.

why now

Two days before Christmas in 2016, I landed myself in the hospital for a breast biopsy. I had to wait for the test results for 2 weeks because of the holiday timing. Leading up to that procedure, I’d gained a lot of weight in a short period of time (like 2 months). I had crushing fatigue and brain fog. I was grouchy. And all these symptoms were unusual for me.

I’m so grateful the test was negative, but I was still feeling crummy. I’d let the stress of managing international logistics projects derail my good health.

I’d forgotten my roots in health and wellness. I’d stopped practicing what I teach.

I didn’t think I deserved to put my health first, or that I had time to focus on myself.

As I was lying there in the hospital, I decided my mindset had to change. Right then and there. That was the end of that attitude.

I had to get out of my own way.

All I wanted was to look great, feel confident, and – most of all – fit into my favorite jeans again.

After working to heal my stress-related health issues, I made a shocking discovery.

the discovery

I realized that I was hanging on every word I read online about the next shiny new plan that was guaranteed to work. And even worse, lots of the underlying “scientific data” had been debunked. My trust in my primary sources on health and wellness evaporated.

I returned to the basics I’ve known for 20 years about fitness and nutrition. I stripped out all the complexity.

And once I embraced these simple techniques, I got back to my happy weight. I even lost a little extra. I’m rested and focused. My marriage is better than ever and our family businesses are thriving again.

Naturally, I didn’t want my own results to exist in a vacuum. So I went back to some of my clients for a retrospective poll. We talked about the strategies that worked for them, and what didn’t work for them. And we talked about what they do now for the long-game to STAY healthy.

To my surprise, the most simple pattern began to appear. I realized we used the same 5 or 6 simple strategies in each case.

Obviously, there’s no one-diet-fits-all approach that works for everyone. But I’m excited to see that this framework is so simple. This strategy even had an impact on those who thought they’d inherited certain genetic traits. Even better, it helped clients who’d tried everything and felt like they had little to show for their efforts.

I knew I was onto something. And since then, I’ve been able to help scores of new clients with this same discovery.

Because I’m on a mission to help stressed out entrepreneurs optimize health, it’s my duty to share this discovery with you!

Values & Beliefs

Personal Responsibility

noun, the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization; the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.

People rely on me for a few important things. I strive to take responsibility for how I treat myself and how I treat others.

Meaningful Work

adjective, having a serious, important, or useful quality or purpose.

I find joy in cultivating a sincere relationship with those I serve.


noun, the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise; the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.

I firmly believe that we each have an internal wisdom, and we already have the tools we need to responsibly care for ourselves.

read more about my approach

EXCEL + ELEVATE your nutrition with recipes.

EXCEL + ELEVATE your fitness with workouts.

EXCEL + ELEVATE your mindset with fun!

Virtual: video conference calling in North America

In-person: within 20 miles of Hagerstown, MD